We take your health care very seriously and believe regular screenings are essential to healthy living. Our board-certified physicians not only offer excellent health care but first-rate preventative care as well. Although some diseases produce obvious signs and symptoms, others don't until the disease has reached a life-threatening stage. Through regular doctor visits and medical screenings, our practice can help catch diseases, which makes management and treatment more possible. Some conditions can easily be treated through lifestyle changes and diet, however, others may require greater medical attention. If we believe you need further assistance, we will direct you to a specialist who can work with you more closely. At Family Medicine Associates of Texas, in Carrollton, TX our goal is to identify medical conditions or diseases to get you on the road to better health.
"Dr. Laibstain is the best doctor I've had. She's very attentive with you and has amazing bed side manners. She makes an effort to understand a patient as a whole and explain how different things affect their health. She also stays on top of lab results and goes over the results individually to help you interpret and understand what they really mean."- K. / Healthgrades / Apr 27, 2018
"Dr. Stewart had been my primary care physician for 17 years, and I couldn't be happier. He has seen me through all the ups and downs of an autoimmune disease, birthing and raising children, and the many physical and psychological / emotional challenges I've encountered through the years. He has done all of this with great compassion and kindness. I never feel rushed when I am in his office because he takes ample time to listen to my concerns and to address them. When I am unable to get in to see Dr. Stewart, Family Medicine is always able to get me into another physician or nurse practitioner quickly. It's a wonderful, efficient office with excellent medical care. I'll never change our health care provider for as long as we live in North Texas."- C.R. / Yelp / Feb 04, 2018
"No issues with the office staff. Everything seems to run smoothly. They've updated their clinic, it's nice. I see Marla Lehmann, who is very sweet and who is always spot on for diagnoses. Blood work is a little extra money, but you should always expect that it will be. Most insurances don't include it in the co-pay. They will bill you. Not a big deal. Overall very happy with Family Medicine Associates. I've been coming for years. I will suggest you see only the doctors highly recommended in these reviews though - I once saw Bethany who was very nasty to me, and another doctor (can't remember her name) who was very pushy and decided to run every blood test in the book for me for a simple diagnosis."- V.A. / Yelp / Apr 19, 2018
"No issues with the office staff. Everything seems to run smoothly. They've updated their clinic, it's nice. I see Marla Lehmann, who is very sweet and who is always spot on for diagnoses. Blood work is a little extra money, but you should always expect that it will be. Most insurances don't include it in the co-pay. They will bill you. Not a big deal. Overall very happy with Family Medicine Associates. I've been coming for years. I will suggest you see only the doctors highly recommended in these reviews though - I once saw Bethany who was very nasty to me, and another doctor (can't remember her name) who was very pushy and decided to run every blood test in the book for me for a simple diagnosis."- V.A. / Google / Apr 17, 2018
"I have been going to Dr Stewart for 3 yrs now, wait time has always been less than 5 min, he is on top of everything including what shots you need now that I am 60. As being a woman he makes me feel very comfortable, I have to say he is the most professional doctor I have ever seen. Thank you"- S.B. / Healthgrades / Mar 10, 2018
Medical screenings are the process of undergoing medical exams, evaluations, and tests to determine your overall health and if you have a specific medical condition or disease. We provide several screenings that will help us provide you with optimal medical assistance and the knowledge and tools you need to feel better. These screenings will also determine your risks factors and create a tracking record of your health.
There are 3 types of fat or lipids that determine your cholesterol level. These fats include, LDL, HDL, and triglycerides. Our practice will perform a full lipid panel screening to accurately measure your cholesterol. During this screening, your finger will be poked with a small needle to produce a tiny drop of blood to measure your levels. Your cholesterol should be checked every 4 – 6 years.
TB stands for tuberculosis, which is a disease that is transmitted by air from one person to another. Typically, TB attacks the lungs but it can also affect others areas of the body as well. A tuberculin skin test (TST) is used to determine your diagnosis. During this test, a fluid called tuberculin is carefully injected into the forearm. The patient must return within 2 – 3 days to have a medical professional evaluate their reaction.
A pulmonary function test is a screening that evaluates the function and health of your lungs. During this test, the amount of air that is inhaled and exhaled is measured, as well as how efficiently oxygen is transferred to your blood. This test helps identify various lung diseases and the cause of irregular breathing or shortness of breath. If you are having trouble breathing, this test can potentially help determine the underlying cause.
Fecal Colon Cancer Screeing
Fecal colon cancer screenings are tests that identify colon or rectal cancer. Commonly, patients between the ages of 50 – 75 are recommended to obtain regular screenings of their colon. There are multiple tests that can be performed to determine your condition. However, your doctor can discuss these options in detail to determine which test is most appropriate for your body and current health.
An ultrasound is a test that produces sounds, vibrations, and images. Therefore, a cardiac ultrasound helps your medical doctor to evaluate the current condition and health of your heart. Cardiac screenings also include, stress echo, echo, Holter and event monitoring. If you are experiencing chest pain, shortness of breath, or an irregular heartbeat, then a cardiac ultrasound can provide helpful data on your heart function.
Vascular studies are noninvasive tests that identify vascular diseases and conditions such as, peripheral arterial disease, stroke, and aneurysms. These conditions can affect the efficiency of blood flow in the veins and arteries. There are several types of vascular studies but your physician will consult with you on which test will produce optimal results to identify the cause and source of your condition.
A sleep apnea evaluation is a test that determines whether you have sleep apnea, which is a sleeping disorder. With sleep apnea, your breathing periodically stops multiple times during sleep. This means that your brain and the rest of your body is not obtaining the proper amount of oxygen. Once your doctor has evaluated your condition, a treatment plan will be developed, or you may be referred to a sleep apnea specialist.
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At Family Health Associates of Texas, we believe preventative care such as regular screenings are essential to identifying potentially life-threatening diseases. We encourage you to take your health seriously and to take proper precautions in order to live a healthy, vibrant life. If you have any concerns about your health or have not undergone any of the above screenings, call our office today to schedule your appointment.